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red lentil and peanut dip

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

A yummy dip from India.

(1 rating)
yield 2 cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For red lentil and peanut dip

  • 1 c
    red lentils
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    grated ginger (or the kind in a tube)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala or curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 3
    dried new mexico or guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/4 c
    dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • pita bread, or naan, or pita chips

How To Make red lentil and peanut dip

  • 1
    Heat 2-3 cups water to a boil. Add lentils and cook uncovered, until tender. About 12 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain lentils. Put in bowl and stir in garlic, ginger, cumin, curry powder and salt.
  • 3
    Heat oil in a skillet over medium. Add chili strips and peanuts. Stir and cook until peanuts are golden, about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Spoon lentil mixture into serving dish. Spoon the peanuts, chili strips and remaining oil over lentils. Garnish with cilantro. Serve warm with chips , naan or pita.

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